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  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s in the Roero area. Today, many call Arneis the...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Hilberg-Pasquero

    The Casa Pasquero Farm was founded in the early 20th century on a hilltop in Bricco Gatti. Follow...

  • Cantina Monti

    Located at Monforte d'Alba, in the heart of the Langhe hills, the estate was founded in 1996, wh...

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  • Dante Rivetti Barbera d'Alba Mara 2003


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    Wine review by natcreat

  • While this is a follow up post to my 2005 Barolo tasting notes, which can be ... carries 91-92Albino Rocca (Alba) - this is great on the nose with deep oily herbs, drying grass, fine precise forest floor, mushroom, and small berry fruit ones -  polished, glossy yet so fresh with mushrooms right up front, fresh cut white, a touch of bitter root... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Alba Wine Exhibition 2006...

  • Barbera d'Alba Superiore Otin Mate Cascina Bruni 2003


    Really typical, rustic Barbera with very pronounced acidity (maybe why the 1996 has been scored low?). There's a lot of woody-vanilla oak, but balanced by searingly bright black cherry fruit and that really singeing acidity -- a bit daunting, but a fantastic food wine that'll cut right through an oily pasta or pizza and liven up a carpaccio beau... Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • Renato Ratti Nebbiolo d'Alba Ochetti 2006


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    Wine review by youngmann

  • Boroli Barbera d'Alba 2006


    Light and somewhat fruity wine which goes perfectly with pasta dishes. Read More

    Wine review by damage22

  • Well the 2005 Barolos are tasted, and I cant help but think back to what I said last year. 2005 is a successful vintage that reflects terroir and winemaking more than weather and will need more time to be as approachable as 2004.This years tasting was a mixed crop and a challenge.  Many of the wines suffered from one defect or another, be those ... Read More

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  • Cigliuti Barbera d'Alba Campass 2006


    AWE blind tasting -dirty, old wood, kind of cola character of dirty old barrel, a bit stripped, and bitter, primitive, rustic and drying, totally without charm 70-72 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Rizzi Barbaresco Pajore 2006


    AWE blind tasting - slightly jammy, cinnamon hint, stemmy, herby, sharp, aggressive, a bit lifeless in the mouth at first then turns a bit more focused but this feels lazy and poorly composed, decent fruit and a really nice finish with sour cherry tones and spice soil notes that is long and drying, this might just need time to pull itself togeth... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Dolcetto d'Alba Ercolino Rivetto Dolcetto d'Alba DOC Piemont W³ochy 2006


    AWE blind tasting - almonds, sweet candied tones, jammy strawberry, fat though with some dried herb tones and a hint of citrus peel easy in the mouth, dark fruit, decent freshness, a nice bitter tone adding freshness bitter almond, interesting, very well managed tannins 86-87 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Rizzi Barbaresco Nervo Fondetta 2006


    AWE blind tasting - deep, woody, strawberry tops, dirt, strawberry jam, salame, laundry detergent florality, low intensity if fresh in the mouth with shallow flavors but nice texture, lovely finish, burnished sandalwood, bitter cherry, short and simple but whats there is attractive 86-87 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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